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    Tuesday July 28, 2015
  • Miyuki Sawashiro and Daisuke Ono Dub Live-Action "Kite"

    Creator Yasuomi Umetsu illustrates new sleeve art

    The live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s  R-18 stylishly violent crime tragedy starring Samuel L. Jackson as corrupt detective Karl Aker with India Eisley as young assassin Sawa hit Japanese theaters in April, and is now getting a Japanese home video release with new cover sleeve art by Umetsu and new Japanese dub featuring Miyuki Sawashiro as Sawa and Daisuke Ono as Callan McAuliffe' Oburi.

  • Monday March 30, 2015
  • "Durarara!!" Original Character Designer Sketches "Kite" as Anime and Manga Creators Praise Live-Action Movie

    Hiroya Oku, Katsura Masakazu, Masamune Shirow and Marina Inoue also praise feature

    The live-action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu’s (Wizard Barristers, Galilei Donna) violent crime tragedy anime Kite, starring Samuel L. Jackson stars as corrupt detective Karl Aker with India Eisley as young assassin Sawa in the film, hits Japan on April 11th. To promote it, a host of names from anime and manga have endorsed the film's respect for the original OVA and combining its unique elements with the spectacle action movie. More after the jump.

  • Friday March 13, 2015
  • Anime Director Draws PR Illustration for "KITE" Live-Action Film

    Ralph Ziman-directed film hits Japanese theaters on April 11

    The Japanese official site for the live-action film adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu' 1999 adult OVA A KITE/KITE has posted a newly drawn promotional illustration by the anime director himself featuring the protagonist of the film, Sawa. Check the art (non NSFW) after the jump.

  • Thursday March 5, 2015
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Godzilla vs. Megalon" and "Kite" Anime to Streaming Catalog

    Both titles available now, subbed and dubbed

    It’s a big day for fans of old school flavor as Crunchyroll unleashes the rubber monster fury of Godzilla vs. Megalon and Yasuomi Umetsu’s action packed OVA Kite on the site. Read on for full details!

  • Friday August 22, 2014
  • VIDEO: India Eisley Fight Scene Featured in Live-Action "Kite" Preview Clip

    Anime adaptation hits DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theaters on October 10th

    Lead actress India Eisley recreates a scene that you might remember from Yasuomi Umetsu’s (Wizard Barristers, Galilei Donna) violent crime tragedy anime Kite in Crave's new preview clip for the live-action adaptation. Check it out after the jump.

  • Friday July 25, 2014
  • Live-Action "Kite" Poster Unveiled

    Anime adaptation hits DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theaters on October 10th

    In time for San Diego Comic Con, IGN has posted a look at the poster for the live-action adaptation of violent crime tragedy anime Kite. Samuel L. Jackson stars as corrupt detective Karl Aker with India Eisley as young assassin Sawa in the film, now rated R and scheduled to hit DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theatres on October 10th. Check it out after the jump.

  • Thursday July 17, 2014
  • VIDEO: Latest Live-Action "Kite" Trailer and Screen Shots

    Anime adaptation hits DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theatres on October 10th.

    Indiewire has posted the latest trailer for the live-action adaptation of violent crime tragedy anime Kite. Samuel L. Jackson stars as corrupt detective Karl Aker with India Eisley as young assassin Sawa in the film, now rated R and scheduled to hit DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theatres on October 10th. Get a look after the jump.

  • Thursday May 1, 2014
  • Latest Live-Action "Kite" Photos

    Anime director Yasuomi Umetsu talks adaptation on his blog

    Yasuomi Umetsu recently blogged a Japanese report on the distribution plans for the live-action adaptation of his violent crime tragedy anime Kite. With the news that the movie is likely to hit North American and Japan by the end of the year were photos Samuel L. Jackson as corrupt detective Karl Aker and India Eisley as young assassin Sawa. Get a look after the jump.

  • Friday April 18, 2014
  • Anchor Bay Picks Up North America Rights to Live-Action "Kite"

    Deal covers theatrical, home entertainment, digital and VOD rights

    Anchor Bay, which is a subsidiary of Starz along with anime label Manga Entertainment, has picked up the US and Canadian rights to the live-action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu’s (Wizard Barristers, Galilei Donna) violent crime tragedy anime Kite. More after the jump.

  • Saturday January 4, 2014
  • VIDEO: Live-Action "Kite" Promo

    Samuel L. Jackson introduces promo package

    Samuel L. Jackson stuck by the live-action remake of anime crime tragedy Kite when Ralph Ziman took the helm following the death of director David R. Ellis. Now he introduces a promo package for the remake of the anime by Yasuomi Umetsu (Galilei Donna, upcoming Wizard Barristers). Get a look after the jump.

  • Wednesday September 11, 2013
  • Samuel L. Jackson Photographed on Live-Action "Kite" Set

    Jackson plays corrupt detective, Karl Aker (the original anime name is Akai)

    Samuel L. Jackson stuck by the live-action remake of anime crime tragedy Kite when Ralph Ziman (Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema) took the helm following the death of director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane), and a recently released photo shows the actor in the role of corrupt detective, Karl Aker (the original anime name is Akai). Get a look after the jump.